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#26

Mackka
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04 April 2018 09:24 pm

I think he's a paperboy.
Mackka tongue

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#27

1968falconxt
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04 April 2018 09:27 pm

shakergt wrote:

very nice. What do you do for work because that looks professional.

Thanks mate. I am a mechanical engineer for a big steel fabrication company so I can get things laser cut and folded occasionally tongue


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#28

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10 April 2018 06:53 pm

It's almost finished now. I still need to finish off the wobble fan and get the riffle tray and a couple other bits zinc plated.

I still have to source some adequate wire mesh sheet for the hopper. Then to piece it together and give it a test run with some pay dirt I ordered off ebay.

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#29

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10 April 2018 06:58 pm

very flash

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#30

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10 April 2018 07:01 pm

Yes looks good mate
And being red it will work a lot faster devil devil


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#31

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10 April 2018 07:06 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

Yes looks good mate
And being red it will work a lot faster devil devil

It's got to work faster being red! Imagine how much faster it would be with an additional black race stripe tongue


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#32

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10 April 2018 07:09 pm

1968falconxt wrote:
7.62marksman wrote:

Yes looks good mate
And being red it will work a lot faster devil devil

It's got to work faster being red! Imagine how much faster it would be with an additional black race stripe tongue

Yep gt racing stripes will make it twice as fast

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#33

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10 April 2018 07:29 pm

Go so fast it'll soil itself. lol


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#34

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10 April 2018 08:20 pm

Great work!
Matt T


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#35

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10 April 2018 08:21 pm

Hey 1968, whatever you do, do not, put any abrasive material in that Ferrari Or it will not be accepted as a museum piece!
Mate, Whatever company you are working for , you need a pay rise as I can see a new business enterprise arising.
Mackka smile smile smile

#36

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10 April 2018 08:45 pm

Knocking it out of the park, looks awesome

#37

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10 April 2018 09:51 pm

Thanks for all the comments guys. I'll be asking some questions when it's running cos I have no idea how to operate a dry blower....

Mackka, work never pays enough lol. I'm afraid of scratching it actually. I wrapped everything in rags to take home today. Although powder coat is hard wearing.


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#38

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10 April 2018 11:44 pm

that machine is toooo pretty to fill with dirt


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#39

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11 April 2018 08:10 am

I agree Gilly,
1968 DON'T Do IT!
MACKKA

#40

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11 April 2018 09:22 am

Looks great, have you got a pic of the feed gate on the hopper?

I found this a bugger, lots of material runs through a tiny gap.
In the end the solution was to have it shaped into a triangle so it started with a small flow and was easily progressively increased as it was opened.

Get any bugs sorted out and start selling them. party party


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#41

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11 April 2018 09:33 am

Occasional_Panner, This is what I have. You have me concerned now that my opening is too big. If mine lets too much material through even when only slightly opened, I will have to bolt in a piece with a triangular opening instead.

I also listened to you regarding the size of the unit and scaled it back to be similar to the Keene 140. What sized expanded mesh do you recommend? I have no idea what size classification is required.

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#42

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11 April 2018 09:55 pm

Yup, what OP said, the triangle opening on my hopper works heaps better. Once
Materials classified threw the mesh/grizzly there's no big stones or rocks to slow it down so she can pour out pretty easy.

#43

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12 April 2018 09:20 am

It won't be perfect first time around, just add a plate inside, easy.

That size looks very sensible thumbsup thumbsup

My expanded mesh is probably 15mm wide and 10mm high, but that really will depend on what you are running.

Also since you are set up pretty well with machinery it might be an idea to make another riffle tray with smaller riffles, it's always good to have options when testing new stuff.

Lookin good thumbsup

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#44

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12 April 2018 03:32 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

It won't be perfect first time around, just add a plate inside, easy.

That size looks very sensible thumbsup thumbsup

My expanded mesh is probably 15mm wide and 10mm high, but that really will depend on what you are running.

Also since you are set up pretty well with machinery it might be an idea to make another riffle tray with smaller riffles, it's always good to have options when testing new stuff.

Lookin good thumbsup

That's a great idea regarding the riffle tray. I will make up another one. I'll try that sized expanded mesh but will buy a couple different sizes so I can pick and choose. I have already made up a fill in plate now to slow the dirt flow down based on your and Keitzy's opinions.


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#45

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13 April 2018 04:43 pm

You won't break it all up in the first go, some will fall off and end up in a pile at the back, just wait till the pile is big enough and shovel it back again.
Try that size mesh first, I'm sure you'll be happy with it. When you fit it there is a direction to it, have the lifted up bits facing up.


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#46

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13 April 2018 07:24 pm

...and i always find its easier to fill buckets to pour in the hopper then shoveling straight into it. Helps keep the rifle tray loaded and working all the time. .. smile

#47

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16 April 2018 10:43 pm

Yes, what Keitzy is referring to is that the riffle tray needs to have dirt on it all the time, you can't start-stop and let it run out continuously The way it works is by having a back pressure from the dirt to evenly distribute the air among all the riffles.


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#48

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16 April 2018 10:47 pm

What angle did you find was best to achieve this? I read that 20ish deg. is a good starting point. Also, as you suggested making another tray with smaller riffles, what size do you think? My current ones are 25mm high.


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#49

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16 April 2018 11:24 pm

I think mine are 15mm high, but mine is a bellows type, just test with some spraypainted lead and put it in some sand and see where you recover it, use a blade and make some fine shavings, then chop them up a bit. Even shallow riffles recover gold in the top two or three.


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#50

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17 April 2018 12:40 pm

Yeh, 20ish is a good point to start. Just adjust till the dirts flowing over the riffles like a little waterfall. Mine are 15mms as well. The larger ones I made backed up the tray to much and clogged the space behind the riffles.


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